Manchester is a city that is home to fantastic shopping, dining, drinking and nightlife. With over 90 museums and art galleries, Manchester is the perfect place for an indulgent short break as there is something to entertain everyone. If you spend time in Manchester, you’ll soon see it’s a place like no other. This free-spirited city demands your attention with a warm, no-nonsense welcome and a liberating open-mindedness that challenges you to take part.
The city is unique, which is refreshing for anyone sick of visiting what is seemingly the same city with a different name, time after time. Manchester is a dramatic mix of old and new. The futuristic design and innovative shapes of its contemporary architecture sit side by side with the spires and grinning gargoyles of its proud past, making it even more interesting than it already is. Manchester is perfect for your city break!
Food and Drink
Summer is all about al-fresco dining, so we’d like to recommend some of the best areas in Manchester to sit out and enjoy a bite to eat and a cool drink. Make sure to Visit Oxford Road, Deansgate Locks, Castlefield and Spinningfields!
Fashionable. Chic. Sleek. Funky. Unique. Shopping in Manchester is an experience like no other. Seek out rare finds at Saturday’s Tib Street fashion market. Browse vintage boutiques and explore the record shops in Manchester’s Northern Quarter for once-off promos. You can spend all day shopping in Manchester (if not multiple days!), as you’ll be spoiled for choice. For a more indulgent shop, head to the likes of Harvey Nichols’ and finish off with a cocktail.
When in Manchester…
Make sure to visit Manchester’s museums, particularly those focused on science – many of them are free to enter. Don’t forget that Coronation Street is filmed in Manchester, so ask our travel agents about booking the Corrie tour to see where your favourite soap is filmed! Old Trafford is located in Manchester too, so if you’re a football fan then the stadium is a must see – why not check if a match is on during your stay in Manchester?